Thursday, July 31, 2008

It's so hot outside, I thought you deserved a float

From the archive, this St Petersburg Shuffleboard Club 'Parade of States' float ran in two parades, the 1938 and '39, was powered by a 1933 Pierce-Arrow 462 cubic inch V-12 engine that generated over 175 hp and had a top cruising speed of 110 mph. The float was later believed to have been donated to the war effort.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

St. Pete Times Article - Mirror Lake Donations Could go for Repairs

By Cristina Silva, Times Staff Writer
In print: Wednesday, July 30, 2008

ST. PETERSBURG — City officials are considering using thousands of dollars donated by preservation activists to repair several code compliance violations at the historic Mirror Lake Complex...

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St. Pete Times Letter to the Editor - Mirror Lake site deserves respect

In print: Wednesday, July 30, 2008

City cites its own landmark July 22

Mirror Lake site deserves respect

The condition of the historic Mirror Lake Complex site, including its shuffleboard court, represents a disgraceful lack of action on the part of St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker, City Council and city services administrator, Clarence Scott.

Scott's comment, "The city is cautious about how we proceed because we are spending taxpayers' dollars," contradicts the demand by residents that "it" be fixed. I agree with the comments made by Chris Kelly, founder of St. Pete Shuffle: "Neglect is a strategic decision … allowing the building to get to the point where it cannot be economically restored."

I feel fixing the complex doesn't fit into Baker's plan for downtown development. I call for Baker and Scott to be held accountable for their giving development priority over the preservation of our city's oldest such complex, the oldest such facility in our nation. History is worthy of our respect and care.

Nancy Daly, St. Petersburg

St. Pete Times Article - St. Pete Violates own Codes at Landmark

By Cristina Silva, Times Staff Writer
In print: Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Broken windows in the men’s bathroom are just one of the several code violations that the city has cited itself for at the Mirror Lake Complex. The five violations were recorded in January, but only one of the problems has been fixed...

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Swimwear Fashionistas Pose at Shuffle

Check out these shots of swimwear fashionably modeled at our shuffleboard courts.